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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Professional Research Assistant

Position Number: 00786663

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:






Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds


Nature of Work

A PRA position is available for an individual to work in a laboratory studying decision making with neurophotonics and extracellular recordings and inflammatory response elicited by viral infection of the olfactory epithelium. The PRA would perform experiments in one of the areas of research in the laboratory including for example immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, animal behavior and advanced microscopy. The person will help run the laboratory by ordering supplies and helping with routine laboratory procedures.

Supervision Received

Daily interaction with the PI(s) and the lab managers.

Supervision Exercised

Coordinate work with other departmental personnel as needed.

Examples of Work Performed

The PRA will be engaged in research projects within the laboratory involving animal behavior, microscopy and immunohistochemistry. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent record keeping ability, communication skills, and ability to work independently. Experience in some of the techniques such as immunohistochemistry, microscopy or animal behavior would be useful, but not required.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $35,600-$60,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.


Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.



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Diversity and Equity:


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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, engineering, anatomy or other scientific discipline appropriate to the job.


Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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